MP urges people to stay away from Porthcawl in a recent column

Porthcawl Beach

BRIDGEND MP Jamie Wallis has urged visitors to stay away from Porthcawl.

He said: “Porthcawl was teeming with people at the weekend. I know how tempting it is to go to the seaside in nice weather but such actions are putting people’s lives at risk.

“I have had hundreds of e-mails from residents concerned at what’s happening. I know other parts of Wales like Snowdon were also affected but people must realise that such selfish actions will not be tolerated.

“We had a situation in Porthcawl where residents were afraid to leave their homes to go for a walk because there were so many people around. This has to stop. 

“We are discussing in Parliament this week a whole raft of emergency powers that the government will take which include enforcing a lock-down. Nobody wants to do this but if people continue to act thoughtlessly and recklessly by failing to observe the rules of social distancing when they are out, then some of these measures may have to be enforced.”

Welsh Conservative Dr Wallis said he welcomed the news that the Trecco Bay caravan park was to close temporarily.

He went on: “The population of Porthcawl doubles in the summer when you count in people staying in caravans, hotels and guest houses. But health services would not be able to cope with that number of extra people. Porthcawl has an older population anyway so it is especially vulnerable if people come to the town and inadvertently import this virus.”


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